March 26th, 2014
Mildred Louise Vinton of Deer Park died on Jan. 27, 2014, at the age of 90.
She was born on March 3, 1923, in Goldendale, Wash.
Mildred was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3067 Auxiliary.
She enjoyed doing her â€śfancy work,â€ť which included knitting, crocheting, quilting, toile painting and hand embroidery.
The number of retailers in Washington illegally selling tobacco to minors is high for the second year in a row.
An annual report that tracks illegal sales shows about 15 percent of tobacco retailers sold tobacco to minors in 2013 â€” thatâ€™s about the same as it was in 2012. As recently as 2009 the rate was much lower, at about 9 percent.
The Riverside soccer team, unleashing a dominating attack, handled the Deer Park Stags 4-0 on Monday in the season opener for both schools.
The Rams, who out shot the Stags 11-6, jumped out to an early lead on a penalty kick by Oliver Robstad at the 24-minute mark. They increased the lead to 2-0 before halftime on a goal Robyn.
The Rams added goals by Brandon Suhr and Tillman Spindeidrier in the second half while their defense, anchored by goalkeeper Wyatt Hagehann kept the Stag attack bottled up in their own end.
Kelli Hughes, no stranger to royalty duties, was crowned the 60th Miss Deer Park in ceremonies in Deer Park High Schoolâ€™s Ken Fisher Performing Arts Center on Saturday evening.
In addition to her latest honor, Hughes, daughter of Josh Hughes and Teresa and Ryan Polensky, was the 2011 Clayton Fair Queen.
Joanna Goodner, daughter of Tony and Dawn Goodner, and Kelcie Lenz, daughter of Jeff and Cindy Lenz, were chosen this yearâ€™s princesses. The princess title carries a $675 scholarship.
Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Office Deputies and K-9 Deacon were able to locate a suspect who had violated a domestic violence protecting order and fled a Deer Park residence during the late hours on March 11.
The incident began when Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy Daniel Dutton responded to a possible domestic dispute in the 400 block of South Evergreen Court in Deer Park around 9:30 p.m. Several deputies responded to the area to help locate the suspect who reportedly left the scene on foot prior to their arrival.
Yokeâ€™s Fresh Market in Deer Park was among the 10 â€śLuckiest Storesâ€ť in Eastern Washington, according to the Washington State Lottery office.
A Lucky Store is any retail locations that sold a winning ticket worth $1,000 or more in the previous year.
The Deer Park Yokeâ€™s store was tied for third in Eastern Washington with six lucky tickets sold over the past year.
Rosauerâ€™s Super Market at West Third Avenue in Spokane is the â€śLuckiest Storeâ€ť in Eastern Washington with 10 big wins in 2013, up from seven big wins in 2012.
Ken Minden of Deer Park passed away at home after a four-year long battle with metastic colon cancer at the age of 61.
He was a loving husband for 43 years to Candy Minden; wonderful father to Danette (John) Brewster of Newport News, Va., and Darin Minden of Deer Park; a special grandfather to Kevin, Rebecca and Alyssa Minden and Kylee Brewster; a brother to Virgil (Carol) Minden of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Ed (Gail) Minden of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; a son of Saron Minden (deceased) and Gladys Crumley; and a son-in-law to Gail (Edna - deceased) Marlow of Nine Mile Falls.
A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of persons involved in a theft of a medical marijuana dispensary in Elk.
Employees at JDâ€™s Garden at N39817 Newport Highway determined the burglary took place sometime late on March 2 or early on March 3. More than 20 ounces of marijuana, two custom marijuana pipes and 38 THC infused chocolate bars were stolen.
Evelyn Esther Sturtevant-Hill, age 98, passed away at home in Deer Park on March 4, 2014.
She was born in Springboro, Pa., and married William Byron Hill in 1937. They moved to California in 1940 where she spent 61 wonderful years with Bill until he passed away in 2001.
She moved to Deer Park in 2004 to live with her nephew, Ralph W. Cuthbert.
He remarked: She was a wonderful person with the most pleasant personality I have known! I used to tease her by saying â€śEveryone likes you . . . but I donâ€™t know why.â€ť She would laugh.
Warren Jay Nord, 86 years of life and very longtime resident of Clayton, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
Warren is the dear husband of Lorraine Marie Nord (married 44 years) and the loving father and father-in-law of Tracy Nord Hoffman and Cory and Ammy Nord. He enjoyed five grandchildren,: Jason Hoffman, Alex Hoffman, Maygen Nord, Colesen Nord, and Catherine Hoffman. His two nieces are Vicky (Alan) Pyles and Nancy (Brian) Berger. There are numerous cousins and other relatives.